This week our founder, Nick Pourgourides, opens up the archives to examine some of Kenneth More’s personal items. A framed photograph from the set of A Night to Remember is the subject. With thanks to Talking Pictures. This interview except originally aired as part of Kenneth More Day
A different side to Kenneth More…
Our Founder, Nick Pourgourides, tells how surprised he was to learn how quiet Kenny was at home. With thanks to Talking Pictures TV. The interview originally aired as part of Kenneth More Day.
“I am so proud to be the daughter of Kenneth More and I am also so grateful for Nick Pourgourides for promoting my father through KennethMore.com and helping Talking Pictures TV with a day in his honour on July 12th”
Sarah Glaister (More)
“Kenny is always remembered with warm happy memories of love…A Kenneth More Day is something very special to me…. A time for us all to think of him with great affection. With thanks to Talking Pictures but especially to my friend Nick Pourgourides, for all that he has done and continues to do in keeping his memory alive.
Angela More x
“Only a year ago, I was saddened to see how little presence there was for man who had given so much to the British entertainment industry and the public, over four consecutive decades. A year on, things are changing. Most importantly we have an official website, social media channels spreading the word, and press coverage building. July 12th has always been a poignant date, but at least this year it marks something positive, with Talking Pictures TV dedicating a whole day’s worth of programming in his honour. I’ve been filled with joy in meeting and receiving so many messages from people who are as fond of Kenny as I am. There’s still more to do in reminding people of his great career and there are some exciting plans afoot. Let’s keep on keeping on!”
Nick Pourgourides, Founder of KenenthMore.com
In an exclusive article for KennethMore.com, Kenny’s daughter Sarah Glaister shares some personal memories of her father.
“The address was Kingston House North in Princes Gate opposite Hyde Park – Flat 8. We lived here from when I was 2 years old to when my mother and father (Kenneth More) separated in 1963. I remember how the study was lined with books, his encyclopedia Britannica’s proudly on display together with his volumes on Churchill. Behind his chair was his tropical fish aquarium which he loved.
The Greengage Summer. Susannah York (left) looks on with Elizabeth Dear and Sarah playing with their dolls
I have many memories of my father when I was young and my parents were together. I think one of my favourites was when he was filming The Greengage Summer (aka Loss of Innocence (1961), because I went on location with my mother and father to France during production. I loved all the children in the film, especially Elizabeth Dear who became my friend during filming.
I was always in the car whilst they were on set, and if they were actually filming I used to hide on the floor in the back so they wouldn’t see me!
I visited film sets often over these years, but this one in particular is the one I remember the most. I must have been about 7 years old.”
See more pictures of Kenny and Sarah together in the family photo album gallery.